Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 68 78
Rank change year-on-year -21 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,291 1,292 2,579
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.64% 3.33% 3.11%
As % of the Applications category 36.05% 38.25% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 817 1,553
10th Percentile £148 £155 £163
25th Percentile £228 £225 £258
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £375 £375
75th Percentile £488 £500 £484
90th Percentile £588 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 85 164
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.36
25th Percentile £13.13 £15.19 £13.31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -2.94%
75th Percentile £30.00 £23.75 £26.97
90th Percentile £42.87 £35.90 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -2.86%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3,581 3,378 6,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.33% 8.70% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,081 2,030 4,069
10th Percentile £158 £150 £150
25th Percentile £263 £221 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £380 £375
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
75th Percentile £517 £488 £488
90th Percentile £600 £588 £580
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 349 569
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.79
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.03 £12.86
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% -
75th Percentile £30.00 £22.75 £26.62
90th Percentile £46.08 £42.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 14 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -44 594 £425 - 142
South East -10 205 £399 +14.01% 79
Midlands +5 155 £288 -16.67% 70
North of England -2 142 £230 -29.23% 93
West Midlands -3 105 £340 +8.80% 47
North West +6 103 £230 -36.55% 48
East of England +24 81 £269 +22.16% 47
East Midlands +21 49 £93 -73.43% 23
South West -25 47 £379 +16.54% 34
Yorkshire -27 24 £235 -27.69% 33
North East +13 15 £270 +35.00% 12
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 501 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 482 (37.34%) Social Skills
3 411 (31.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 378 (29.28%) SQL
4 378 (29.28%) Finance
5 352 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
6 263 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
7 256 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
8 222 (17.20%) Power Platform
9 219 (16.96%) Power BI
10 209 (16.19%) Data Analysis
11 197 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
12 181 (14.02%) Analytics
13 178 (13.79%) MS Visio
14 174 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
15 173 (13.40%) Degree
16 166 (12.86%) Project Management
17 163 (12.63%) VBA
18 137 (10.61%) Security Cleared
19 134 (10.38%) Windows
20 127 (9.84%) SharePoint
21 118 (9.14%) Python
21 118 (9.14%) Visualisation
22 106 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
23 105 (8.13%) Tableau
23 105 (8.13%) Decision-Making
24 98 (7.59%) SQL Server
25 97 (7.51%) Azure
26 95 (7.36%) Oracle
26 95 (7.36%) Migration

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 127 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.71%) Confluence
3 26 (2.01%) SAS
4 23 (1.78%) Jupyter
5 10 (0.77%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.62%) Moodle
7 6 (0.46%) CMS
8 4 (0.31%) Mule
9 3 (0.23%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.15%) IIS
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.077%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.077%) CICS
11 1 (0.077%) Documentum
11 1 (0.077%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.077%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 411 (31.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 352 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
3 178 (13.79%) MS Visio
4 93 (7.20%) Microsoft Project
5 71 (5.50%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.62%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.62%) Camtasia
6 8 (0.62%) SPSS
7 6 (0.46%) Revit
8 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.15%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.15%) Stata
10 1 (0.077%) CATIA
10 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.77%) SAP HCM
3 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.39%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.31%) Maximo
5 4 (0.31%) MFGPRO
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.31%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.31%) SAP PM
6 3 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.23%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.23%) SAP QM
6 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 222 (17.20%) Power Platform
2 97 (7.51%) Azure
3 68 (5.27%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (3.02%) AWS
5 28 (2.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 23 (1.78%) Google Analytics
7 18 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
8 17 (1.32%) SaaS
9 15 (1.16%) GCP
10 12 (0.93%) PowerApps
11 10 (0.77%) Power Automate
12 8 (0.62%) Lucidchart
13 7 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.54%) PaaS
13 7 (0.54%) Snowflake
14 6 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
14 6 (0.46%) Google Sheets
15 4 (0.31%) Force.com
15 4 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.40%) Firewall
2 30 (2.32%) LAN
3 27 (2.09%) WAN
4 21 (1.63%) DHCP
4 21 (1.63%) VPN
5 20 (1.55%) DNS
6 18 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 17 (1.32%) Internet
8 14 (1.08%) VLAN
9 13 (1.01%) Skype
10 12 (0.93%) IPsec
10 12 (0.93%) Network Security
10 12 (0.93%) SMTP
11 11 (0.85%) POP3
11 11 (0.85%) SNMP
11 11 (0.85%) Wireless
12 9 (0.70%) 4G
13 7 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.46%) WLAN
15 5 (0.39%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (16.96%) Power BI
2 105 (8.13%) Tableau
3 98 (7.59%) SQL Server
4 78 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (3.56%) MS Access
7 43 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (3.25%) Relational Database
9 33 (2.56%) QlikView
10 25 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.32%) Data Mining
12 15 (1.16%) BigQuery
13 14 (1.08%) MySQL
14 13 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.77%) Hadoop
18 9 (0.70%) Pentaho
18 9 (0.70%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 92 (7.13%) JIRA
2 13 (1.01%) Cucumber
2 13 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (0.77%) Bitbucket
4 10 (0.77%) Gatling
4 10 (0.77%) Selenium
4 10 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.62%) Toad
6 7 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.46%) ScriptRunner
8 5 (0.39%) ERwin
9 3 (0.23%) JMeter
9 3 (0.23%) LSMW
9 3 (0.23%) Postman
9 3 (0.23%) REST Assured
10 2 (0.15%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.15%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.15%) PowerBuilder
General
1 482 (37.34%) Social Skills
2 378 (29.28%) Finance
3 263 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (7.05%) Presentation Skills
5 85 (6.58%) Banking
6 82 (6.35%) Marketing
7 73 (5.65%) Public Sector
8 72 (5.58%) Telecoms
9 67 (5.19%) Organisational Skills
10 49 (3.80%) Legal
11 48 (3.72%) Influencing Skills
12 36 (2.79%) Retail
13 29 (2.25%) Front Office
14 25 (1.94%) Documentation Skills
15 23 (1.78%) Manufacturing
16 22 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 21 (1.63%) Law
18 19 (1.47%) Investment Banking
18 19 (1.47%) Publishing
19 13 (1.01%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 542 (41.98%) Analyst
2 191 (14.79%) Data Analyst
3 120 (9.30%) Developer
4 101 (7.82%) Business Analyst
5 61 (4.73%) Administrator
6 51 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 43 (3.33%) Service Analyst
8 41 (3.18%) Report Analyst
9 38 (2.94%) Excel Analyst
10 35 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
11 33 (2.56%) Consultant
12 31 (2.40%) Architect
13 30 (2.32%) Coordinator
14 29 (2.25%) Support Analyst
15 28 (2.17%) SQL Analyst
16 26 (2.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 25 (1.94%) PMO Analyst
18 24 (1.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 24 (1.86%) Information Analyst
19 23 (1.78%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.63%) XML
2 23 (1.78%) .NET
3 21 (1.63%) HTML
4 20 (1.55%) 802.1X
5 18 (1.39%) D3.js
5 18 (1.39%) Shiny
6 14 (1.08%) MDX
7 7 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.54%) Web Services
8 6 (0.46%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.46%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.46%) COM
8 6 (0.46%) CSS
8 6 (0.46%) Middleware
8 6 (0.46%) NumPy
8 6 (0.46%) Pandas
8 6 (0.46%) REST
9 5 (0.39%) scikit-learn
9 5 (0.39%) SciPy
9 5 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.66%) Management Information System
2 63 (4.88%) NHS
3 54 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (2.25%) User Experience
5 27 (2.09%) Data Centre
6 24 (1.86%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.78%) Social Media
8 22 (1.70%) Derivative
9 21 (1.63%) Algorithms
10 18 (1.39%) Reinsurance
11 14 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.93%) FMCG
13 11 (0.85%) Equities
14 10 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.70%) CMDB
16 8 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
16 8 (0.62%) Credit Risk
16 8 (0.62%) Learning Management System
17 7 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 134 (10.38%) Windows
2 62 (4.80%) Windows 10
3 43 (3.33%) Linux
4 27 (2.09%) Unix
5 25 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.23%) AIX
10 3 (0.23%) Android
10 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.077%) CentOS
12 1 (0.077%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.077%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (19.83%) Business Intelligence
2 209 (16.19%) Data Analysis
3 197 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (14.02%) Analytics
5 174 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
6 166 (12.86%) Project Management
7 118 (9.14%) Visualisation
8 106 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 105 (8.13%) Decision-Making
10 95 (7.36%) Migration
11 79 (6.12%) Data Modelling
12 77 (5.96%) Change Management
13 74 (5.73%) ETL
14 72 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
14 72 (5.58%) ITIL
15 70 (5.42%) Business Analysis
15 70 (5.42%) Project Delivery
16 66 (5.11%) Mathematics
17 65 (5.03%) Process Improvement
18 62 (4.80%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 378 (29.28%) SQL
2 163 (12.63%) VBA
3 118 (9.14%) Python
4 55 (4.26%) R
5 54 (4.18%) VB
6 41 (3.18%) PowerShell
7 35 (2.71%) Java
8 31 (2.40%) C#
9 26 (2.01%) JavaScript
10 23 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.47%) C
11 19 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.93%) HiveQL
13 11 (0.85%) C++
13 11 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.77%) Perl
15 9 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (0.70%) Scala
15 9 (0.70%) VBScript
16 5 (0.39%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 173 (13.40%) Degree
2 137 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 85 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.24%) CCNA
8 15 (1.16%) CCNP
8 15 (1.16%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.93%) CISSP
11 12 (0.93%) ISEB
11 12 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.85%) PMP
13 10 (0.77%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.97%) PMO
2 74 (5.73%) QA
3 72 (5.58%) Data Quality
4 54 (4.18%) SLA
5 18 (1.39%) GDPR
6 7 (0.54%) Basel III
7 6 (0.46%) EMIR
7 6 (0.46%) IFRS
7 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.46%) MiFID
8 4 (0.31%) CRD IV
8 4 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 4 (0.31%) NIST
9 3 (0.23%) P3O
10 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 71 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.70%) HDFS
4 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.077%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.077%) KVM
6 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.077%) Snort
6 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.077%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.077%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (1.24%) SCCM
2 13 (1.01%) Ansible
3 9 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.62%) Control-M
5 7 (0.54%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.077%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.077%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.077%) FreeIPA
8 1 (0.077%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.077%) Nagios
8 1 (0.077%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.077%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.077%) QRadar
8 1 (0.077%) Terraform
8 1 (0.077%) vMotion
8 1 (0.077%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 501 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 95 (7.36%) Oracle
3 89 (6.89%) SAP
4 47 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
5 43 (3.33%) Google
6 37 (2.87%) Alteryx
7 36 (2.79%) Adobe
8 30 (2.32%) Cisco
9 23 (1.78%) VMware
10 22 (1.70%) Informatica
10 22 (1.70%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.39%) Ericsson
11 18 (1.39%) Nokia
12 17 (1.32%) Huawei
13 15 (1.16%) Citrix
14 13 (1.01%) IBM
14 13 (1.01%) Talend
15 12 (0.93%) Workday
16 11 (0.85%) Teradata
17 10 (0.77%) Dataiku